We are asked to calculate the mass defect and nuclear binding energy in mega electronvolts (MeV) per nucleon for 58Ni which has an atomic mass of 57.935346 amu
To calculate for the nuclear binding energy:
Step 1: Determine the number of protons and neutrons
Step 2: Determine the total mass of protons and neutrons
Step 3: Calculate the mass defect (∆m)
Step 4: Determine nuclear binding energy per nucleon
Calculate the mass defect and nuclear binding energy per nucleon of the each of the nuclides indicated below.
Ni-58 (atomic mass = 57.935346 amu)